Now as a rule, I try not to be political and I prefer to not just pass on here say.
But this has been around the net and seems to be 'not disputed':
Are you aware of the following?
The British Government provides the following financial assistance:
BRITISH OLD AGED PENSIONER (bearing in mind they worked hard and paid their Income Tax and National Insurance contributions to the British government all their working life) Weekly allowance: approx: £106.00
IMMIGRANTS/REFUGEES LIVING IN BRITAIN (No Income Tax and National Insurance contribution whatsoever) Weekly allowance: £250.00
BRITISH OLD AGED PENSIONER Weekly Spouse allowance: £25.00
IMMIGRANTS/REFUGEES LIVING IN BRITAIN Weekly Spouse allowance: £225.00
BRITISH OLD AGED PENSIONER Additional weekly hardship allowance £0.00
IMMIGRANTS/REFUGEES LIVING IN BRITAIN Additional weekly hardship allowance £100.00
A British old age pensioner is no less hard up than an illegal immigrant/refugee yet receives nothing
BRITISH OLD AGED PENSIONER TOTAL YEARLY BENEFIT £6,000
IMMIGRANTS/REFUGEES LIVING IN BRITAIN TOTAL YEARLY BENEFIT: £29,900
Now I am all for helping immigrants, but there seems to be a BIg imbalance here.
ANYONE wishing to live in this country should be given basic human rights and have their beliefs respected (within UK law). HOWEVER once it has been decided that the person is NOT to be granted permission to live in the UK. they must leave.
The elderly should not be looked after any less then anyone else.
Even if these figures are not correct, the principle is.
There has been many news items of care homes in the UK falling far short of the standars that they are supposed to be.
I am 51 and at the age where pensions and how well I will live when I retire is 'gaining focus'!
I am sure that there are plenty of good care homes, but you how do you tell?
Unless you are VERY rich (a good care home can cost 30K+PA), so how do you pick one?
Will you even have the choice?
Questions questions questions.